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Until We Meet Again: Class 2015 SEED Academy Valedictory Speech

Confucius said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

We find ourselves here tonight, about to finally end this chapter of our lives, a living proof that we overcame all hindrances in our way. It’s not the diploma that matters, but what it symbolizes – that we completed a seemingly unreachable climb. And we did it with all our hearts.

I remember the saying, “We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust the sails.” In one of our days here in SEED Academy, we experienced preparing “parol” for the Lantern Making Contest held by SISC. We had a … [Read more]

Southville Partners with Rotary Club for Entrepreneurship Programs

The Southville Global Education Network (SGEN) recently signed several agreements with the Rotary Club of Makati – Salcedo Chapter for the latter to provide funds to support the business ventures of students enrolled in SGEN’s entrepreneurship and capital market and securities programs. The agreements were formally sealed last January 15, 2011 at Bistro Lima of Southville Foreign University, in the presence of Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Chief Executive Mentor of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), Dr. Angelito Dizon, President of Rotary Club of Makati-Salcedo, and Dr. Rhoderick Santos, Chairman of Vulture Private Equity Unlimited, Inc.

Under the provisions of the

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New Perspective Brings Great Literature

There is always one teacher that never ceases to amaze.

Literature class. You know what they say about literature classes. Read this, read that, memorize this, memorize that, write this, write that. Long classics, old poems, odd symbols, deep words. Boring.

But the World Literature class of Sir Mark Adrian Ho is very different. It is fun!

Mr. Ho has carefully curated readings in prose and in poems, classics and contemporary, short and long text assignments designed to be engaging and interesting. Class work is not the usual essay on reflection, but a game with an objective pointing system. The … [Read more]

One Swing at a Time

INNOVE graduate and winner in the recent 2015 Future Champions Golf (FCG) World Championship, Abegail Arevalo talks about the sport and her Southville education.

Q: At what age did you start to play golf, and how did you get into the sport?
Abegail: I started hitting a few plastic balls with plastic clubs when I was about two years old. I started training seriously when I was five and joined Callaway Junior World when I was six. I got into the game because my dad influenced my whole family with it. My dad is a golf pro. Our whole family … [Read more]

Hard Work and Humility: Nicollo Lopez

“Humility will get you places”—wise words that Nicollo Lopez imparted to us as he told us about his days as a college student in Southville International School and Colleges, and as a working force in the filming industry today.

Nicollo Ramon Alessandro Lopez, usually called “Nic” by his peers and colleagues, is a Communication graduate of SISC Batch 2013. During his college days, he faced many hardships and challenges before he graduated last April 2013. Nic was a working student. He had to support himself and his family by already entering the corporate world from his first two years … [Read more]

5 Southville Alumni Overcome the Philippine Bar Examination

In the recent release of the November 2015 Philippine Bar Exam Results, four alumni of Southville Internationals School and Colleges officially become lawyers by passing the said exam.

Ms. Akemi Aida, Mr. Ernest Levenza, Ms. Kathleen Clareza, Ms. Maicha Lucaylucay and Ms. Jeanne Carla Ferrer, graduates of Southville High School Class 2005, are now full-fledged attorneys-at-law.

In a special correspondence, the new attorneys shared their happiness and excitement on reaching their dreams.

SISC: Can you tell us about your student days in Southville? What is your favorite experience in Southville?
ATTY AKEMI: My student life is, in itself, my favorite … [Read more]

Jaresa Felipe: Her Road to Communication

To Jaresa Felipe, an alumnus of Southville International School and Colleges, even the tiniest of tasks should be given much effort.
We met up with Ms. Felipe at a café and even though it was in the evening and she had come all the way from her work in Makati, she greeted us just as cheerfully as she had always appeared even when she was a college student.

Choice of School

Southville had not been her very first school of choice, she admits to us. Her senior year as a high school student in Rehina Maria Montessori was drawing to … [Read more]

Inspirational Speech of Melizza J. Soriano, 2015 Grade 6 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, Ms. Marjorie Gutierrez-Tangog, Marie Vic Suarez, management team, parents, teachers, guests and fellow students, Good morning!

First of all, I would like to congratulate the students for what you have achieved. Back when I was a grade school student in Southville, I remember going through the trouble that is PASS, the anxiety of the defense and week-long studying for the term exams.

I know you have had your share of difficulties to reach where you are right now. I commend you for all your hard work. As you advance to the next stage, … [Read more]

Gabriel Aguilar Kicks for Mission Tacloban

Fifth grader Gabriel Aguilar, of Southville International School and Colleges found in his heart to help the kids in Tacloban who, despite the recent calamity, continue to pursue their passion in soccer.

The generous Gabriel wholeheartedly collected his old football shoes, as well as of those of his friends, and came up with over a dozen pairs that eventually found their way to their new owners in Tacloban and its neighbouring towns.

Through this initiative, Gabriel wishes that these young players will eventually forget the dreadful experience they had and put smiles back on their faces.

“It is overwhelming to … [Read more]

Southville IB students get accepted to top universities abroad

Southville International School and Colleges is proud to announce that seven students from the International Baccalaureate program have been admitted to top universities abroad. The IB students that displayed exceptional skills are the following:

Nadine Sheik
• Exeter University, UK
• University of Nottingham, UK
• University of Warwick, UK
• King’s College London, UK
• UC San Diego, USA
• UC Berkeley, USA
• Stanford University

Yee Woo Lee
• University of British Columbia(UBC), CANADA
• University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
• University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
• University of Hong Kong

Hyo Ju Kim
• University of Hong … [Read more]